I first happened upon this place over 20 years ago when it was just a ‘country market’ with the added appeal of having goats grazing on it’s turf roof. It was a great place to stop on the way to Port Aberni. The 'star' of the show! Since then it has evolved to
Riding the Rails with the Vancouver Island Model Engineers One of Victoria’s least known attractions is the miniature railway run by the Vancouver Island Model Engineers or VIME located at the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society’s Heritage Acres in Central Saanich. This fabulous little ride is a real treat for children of all ages. The
A Visit to Victoria Butterfly Gardens Victoria Butterfly Gardens isn’t just about butterflies; in fact, it is a complete tropical rain forest experience from the beautiful tropical gardens with over 200 species of tropical plants including carnivorous plants, to the beautiful ponds and streams teaming with Koi, waterfalls and bridges, free flying tropical birds, gorgeous
Heritage Acres in Saanich, BC is operated by the Saanich Historical Artifact Society. Like me, you may have seen the sign for Heritage Acres as you're driving along the Pat Bay Hwy. And like me, you may have thought the site contained a few old tractors and some farm equipment along with a little train.
Sundays from 11 am to 2 pm May 13 - October 30 Metchosin Municipal Grounds 4450 Happy Valley Road Take a relaxing drive into Metchosin country, where the sheep and cattle graze and the rolling hills beckon you to lift that camera for a lasting impression of what is here in Metchosin. Stop at the local
Possibly June 2020 **NOTE: FARMER'S MARKET DURING LOCKDOWN* “Overall, it’s a shop and don’t stop,” quipped Anthony Obersteller, president of Goldstream Farmers Market. “Once customers buy their items, they’ll have to head out shortly after. It’s very different from what we’re used to.” Notably, the BCCDC has included specific instructions to have one entrance and
**INFORMATION FOR 2020 PENDING** June 1st - October 12th, 2019 Saturdays 9 - 1 Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly's Cross Road, Saanichton This year’s market opens June 2 in Pioneer Park, part of the Brentwood Bay Festival organized by the Brentwood Bay Community Association. Every Saturday the Peninsula Country Market offers three hours of live music
The Flight Path A 9.3km bike and walking trail around the airport. Bring the whole family to explore this unique recreational facility! Located around the perimeter of the pastoral Victoria International Airport, come for a bike, hike or stroll and enjoy the natural beauty of the Saanich Peninsula. The Flight Path is punctuated with intriguing
A small park in a quiet neighborhood leading down to the Saanich Inlet - that's Coles Bay Regional Park! At just under 9 acres, this park is the perfect place for a short stroll, or a picnic with the family. The path is fairly level but not really wheelchair accessible if you want to reach
Dominion Brook Park is located in North Saanich, close to the airport on East Saanich Road, across the street from the Panorama Rec. Centre. (See map below for address and location) It's not a large park - only about 11 acres - but it packs in a lot of beauty in a small space!